Hey guys. I'm planning a flight out to Catalina in a few weeks and looking for some opinions on the route. I'll be doing this flight in a 172. I was prefering to do this flight VFR. This is my route of flight thus far: KEDU - SAC VOR - 3O8 (fuel stop) AVE VOR - LZS VOR - VTU VOR - KAVX This route is pretty direct. Only about 15nm more and It keeps me clear of the Lemoore MOA. One of my concerns was the inhospitable terrain N/E of Santa Barbara extending east towards the Grapevine. Would it be better to avoid that all together and fly more along the coast or should I go further East and follow I-5 or does my route look ok? My route also keeps me clear of the LA class B however, I was wondering if its pretty common to get vectored for traffic when approaching that area. The majority of my flying has been IFR so I'm trying to brush back up on the VFR stuff. Thanks for any input!